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A very enjoyable visit

I have just spent 2 days staying in Vannes and really enjoyed wandering in this very pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ann53e
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Saumur, France
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a wonderful city to visit

I was surprised to see the abundant display of the richness of the city's history and culture in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanda C
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Maywood, New Jersey
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We parked at the Parc du Golfe which is easy to find and took the frequent free bus into the centre (le port). It drops you just near the tourist office, on the quay side just outside the old city gate. Lots of lovely old...More

6  Thank James B
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Total display is in French , same old broken pots and bone spear heads. Totally over rated. Stayed less than 20min . Cost 6 Euro 50 including visit to modern art . Also not worth the time . My 4 year old grandson has more...More

6  Thank loza50
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All reviews old city cobbled streets beautiful city timbered buildings saturday market worth a visit great market on wednesdays every corner beautiful stained glass windows tourist train several days taking photos tudor style other cities market place saint malo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just spent 2 days staying in Vannes and really enjoyed wandering in this very pretty location. Great to see so many independent shops tucked into charming,winding streets.A good mix of retail outlets and restaurants. The cathedral is certainly worth a visit.I am very...More

Thank ann53e
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to see the abundant display of the richness of the city's history and culture in its historical old town center. It was so rich and colorful, the food was so delicious, I wish I had planed longer stay here. I will be...More

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Vannes on a Brittany Ferries deal and best place yet visited in France. Full of atmosphere and people are most welcoming Enjoyed all aspects from walking round the old town, good food, the market on Saturday and cycling on the nearby island

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few years since we last visited Vannes and enjoyed our short stay; the shops appeared more up-market than before but the historic centre remains a delight to wander around.

Thank K2683GRlc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Retains its historical charm but has had appropriate ‘upgrades’ of pavements/roads to be tidy and feels looked after

Thank andrewdawson13
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I revisited Vannes because of its historic center. It is beautiful and a quaint and picturesque place to be at any time of day, though I really enjoy the evening. Plenty of activities for walking, window shopping, and eating right in one small area.

Thank L T
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We visited here during market time.very popular and bustling. Quaint streets with character and charm... plenty of places to eat and drink. I highly recommend doing the petite train... it's a nice hour of sightseeing.

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Wow what a hidden little Gem. Lovely place to spend a couple of nights. The buildings are much like the Tudor style in England but more colourful. The cathedral is also worth a visit some lovely architecture and artwork .

1  Thank jenkinson7
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We recommend you take the Little Train and then retrace the journey on foot. A city seeped in history from ancient to modern times.

1  Thank B C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Ladies, be aware of the cobbles. Otherwise, the historical central city is worth the visit. It takes around half a day to make the walk advised by the tourism office. You may need to have a certain taste for ancient buildings.

Thank Chilasiat
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Like most cities in France, some "boutiques" might be opened on Sunday mornings. However except days before Christmas, during the sale seasons (twice a year) and may be in the middle of summer it is rest time.
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